Library Committee Handbook

Administrative Council

University Library Guiding Principles for the Learning Commons in the Undergraduate Library

Campus Strategic Theme #4:

'Reinvent the mission of the land-grant university to address 21st century needs'

The Learning Commons provides a fertile test bed to experiment with new methods of connecting students and faculty with cutting edge research and technology.  Through new concepts and implementations of educational programs and technology, the campus community will discover new ways to change and improve the way information is discovered, organized, and utilized in scholarship.   As the Library collaborates on the design of the Commons, we have the following guiding principles in mind:

(drafted March 8 2006 for Learning Commons conversations)